Ground-breaking all-women racing series to commence its 2024 season as part of the FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2024 weekend on March 7th – 9th

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (Oct 19th, 2023) - The Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) – Promoter of the FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2024 – is delighted to confirm that the Jeddah Corniche Circuit – the world’s fastest and longest street circuit – will host the opening round of the 2024 F1 Academy season next March. This historic occasion will take place during the fourth successive FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2024.

This news follows the announcement that the 2024 F1 Academy season which will feature seven rounds, all of which will be support series to the FIA Formula One World Championship.

The second season of the all-women series will begin in Saudi Arabia on March 7th and finish in Abu Dhabi on December 8th. In addition to the hosts of the opening and closing rounds, Miami, Qatar, and Singapore will all join the calendar for the first time, with Zandvoort and Barcelona returning for a second year.

The calendar has been designed to span three continents, Europe, Asia, and North America, and will feature a mix of street circuits and traditional circuits. The race calendar will be supplemented by an extensive official testing calendar that will be announced in due course.

The announcement follows news last month that F1 Academy will be supported by all ten F1 teams who will each provide a driver to the series and have their livery on one car.

Martin Whitaker, CEO of the Saudi Motorsport Company welcomed the news: “We are thrilled to host the opening round of the 2024 F1 Academy season. This ground-breaking series speaks to our own values of promoting progress and inclusivity and making racing a sport that offers opportunities to all, regardless of gender or background. The focus on women in sport will allow us to also profile the fantastic support that other women’s sport is receiving in Saudi Arabia such as the Saudi Women’s Football team and the Aramco Women’s Golf series. We can’t wait to welcome F1 Academy to Jeddah and kick the new season off in style!”

2024 F1 Academy Calendar

March 7-9Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
May 3-5Miami, United States
June 21-23Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain
August 23-25Circuit Zandvoort, Netherlands
September 20-22Marina Bay Circuit, Singapore
November 29-December 1Lusail, Qatar
December 6-8Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

The pinnacle of motorsport is set to return to the shores of the Red Sea next March for the fourth installment of the FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX, which has to date produced three action-packed, record-breaking race weekends at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.

The fun won’t stop on the racetrack though as the F1 weekend in Jeddah will once again be delivering another incredible line up of live music concerts by some of the biggest acts in the world.

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